A Business Of Our Own

Introducing Students to the Possibilities of Business

Learning is enhanced by the use of games and multimedia to enable students to fully immerse themselves in the joys and challenges of running their own business.

This program teaches students basic business concepts such as management, finance, production and marketing.

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Calgary & Area
East Central
Foothills
Lethbridge
Medicine Hat
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Grade 6
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1 - 4 hour class
(1st period to lunch bell)
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Canada's next entrepreneurs

In this interactive program students will:

  • Learn about different types of organizations
  • Develop an understanding of management and financial record keeping
  • Create business goals
  • Create and implement a business model canvas for their own retail business
  • Learn about pricing and promotions

By the end of the program, students will know how to manage risks and seize business opportunities. This will inspire them to dream big, take on new challenges and think about becoming Canada's next entrepreneurs.

Teacher Info

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COMMITMENT

  • We request at least 3 hours of time in class
  • Registration is required at least 6 weeks before your preferred program date (some exceptions may apply)
  • JA volunteers are guest speakers; classroom supervision is required
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LESSONS

  • Lesson 1: Starting the Business Model Canvas
  • Lesson 2: Production
  • Lesson 3: Marketing and Promotions
  • Lesson 4: Financial Record Keeping, Pricing, and Teamwork
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CURRICULUM LINKS

  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Health
  • Art
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BENEFITS

  • Students learn from business leaders in the community
  • Volunteers share real-life stories and experiences, making learning engaging and memorable
  • Students develop confidence, leadership and critical thinking skills

Volunteer Info

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COMMITMENT

  • One-time volunteer commitment, or volunteer on as many occasions as you like
  • Program training (90 minutes)
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CLASSROOM

  • A teacher will be present to help with classroom management
  • Volunteer solo, with a friend, or with another JA volunteer
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TRAINING

  • A teacher will be present to help with classroom management
  • Volunteer solo, with a friend, or with another JA volunteer
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BENEFITS

  • Volunteer hours can often be applied toward designations and professional development
  • Work on your leadership, instructional, and public speaking skills
  • Unique team building activity